Developing Opportunities to Build Up and Preserve Houston’s 5th Ward Community Fifth Ward CRC stands as a resource for the community’s advancement as the desired place to live, work, and play!
Press Releases
Shakari Briggs | The Houston Chronicle
March 22, 2024
Houston's very own LeToya Luckett will headline this year's 11th Annual Lyons Rennaissance Festival. The event set for March 23 will kick off at noon between the 3800 and 4800 blocks of Lyons Avenue in Houston. “Y’all, I’m super excited to headline this year’s Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival,” said LeToya Luckett, singer, actress and former Destiny's Child member, in a news release. “It’s always a joy to perform in my hometown (of) Houston, so please make sure to join me on March 23rd.”
Laura Newpoff | Houston Business Journal
Aug 23, 2023
Two years ago, Corisha Rogers began a journey toward homeownership by seeking assistance from a housing counseling agency in Houston. She took an eight-hour homebuyer education course and paid down debt, monitored her credit and increased her income to become an attractive candidate for a mortgage.
Shafaq Patel | Axios Houston
Jun 27, 2023
The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp. is restoring and preserving the group of cottages adjacent to the DeLuxe Theatre, which serves as the neighborhood's creative hub, to create an affordable housing community for artists.
Sam González Kelly | Houston Chronicle
March 31, 2023
The Fifth Ward community is celebrating its 10th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Just don't expect any jousting tournaments or medieval getups — instead, visitors can watch a helicopter drop 50,000 plastic, treat-filled Easter eggs to gaggles of screaming children.
Julia MacCary, Katie Reul, Charna Flam | Variety Media
Jan 30, 2023
The NAACP Image Award-nominated film “Memory Builds the Monument” was acquired by Paramount for continuous airings on BET throughout Black History Month. The documentary short, which spotlights the vibrant community of Black artists in the Historic 5th Ward of Houston, Texas, will also be available for streaming on BET+ starting Feb. 1.
Featured works by Mark Francis.
August 8, 2022
In 1971, The DeLUXE Theater hosted The DeLUXE Show, America’s first interracial art exhibition. The DeLUXE Show is now the District’s annual art exhibition with a continued focus on the community powered by 5th Ward Cultural Arts District’s mantra of “Art for the People.”
R.A. Schuetz | Houston Chronicle
April 25, 2022
When a block of 600-square-foot homes were built behind the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue, the thoroughfare was the cultural and commercial center of Fifth Ward, a thriving business district where more than 40-Black-owned businesses sold everything from groceries to shoes.
Aswad Walker | Defender News Source
April 18, 2022
The largest cultural celebration of Houston’s historic Fifth Ward returned this past weekend with a bang. The 9th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival, hosted by the Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District and under the leadership of the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation (FWRC), offered attendees live music, an interactive Kid’s Zone, art activities, vendors and food trucks galore.
5th Ward’s Own Archie Bell, of Archie Bell and the Drells, Historical Documentary
February 23, 2022
With a multitude of film festival nominations and prestigious premieres under its belt, there is no denying Memory Builds the Monument’s presence in the film circuit. The documentary will be having its world premiere at SXSW–renowned as one of the most competitive film festivals on a global scale–on March 11th and an online screening the following day. Residents of the United States will be able to access the screening via SXSW’s website with an online registration pass.
Defender News Service
September 21, 2021
Preservation of Houston’s historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital leads to new mixed-income multifamily housing development in Houston’s 5th Ward. Built-in 1947 in a racially segregated Houston, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was the first medical facility dedicated to serving African Americans in Harris County.
About Fifth Ward CRC
Fifth Ward CRC provides comprehensive community revitalization to Houston’s historic 5th Ward to meet the needs of both long standing and new residents as well as community stakeholders. Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents in our traditionally underserved community.
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Address: 4300 Lyons Ave #300
Houston, TX 77020, USA
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